Singapore holds considerable economic leverage over Myanmar’s generals. Vanessa Chong of Fortify Rights says Singapore must block the Myanmar military’s access to funds that finance their crimes, and Singaporeans must support the Civil Disobedience Movement.
From colonial tobacco plantations to state sugar interests, indigenous farmers in one North Sumatran village have faced recurring evictions and displacement. Indonesia’s drive to become sugar self-sufficient has left them homeless again.
New Naratif condemns the continued harassment of Dr. Thum Ping Tjin and urges the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office to stop its politically motivated attack on freedom of expression.
Abortions in Myanmar are punishable by prison time, unless women can prove their pregnancy puts their lives at risk. The lack of access to safe, legal abortions forces some women to resort to life-threatening measures.
High costs and fear of arrest have long stood in the way of maternal healthcare access for undocumented migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The COVID-19 pandemic has put mothers and babies further at risk.
Amid the anti-coup protests in Myanmar, activist Thinzar Shunlei Yi went into hiding to avoid arrest. After years spent protesting her country’s military, she explains why current demonstrations must do more than just restore civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Volunteer community patrollers along the Mekong in Cambodia aim to stop a rise in illegal electric fishing, which harms river ecosystems and livelihoods that rely on protected fisheries. But the sale of outlawed gear allows the dangerous practice to continue.
After a decade of resistance to home evictions and demolitions, the Philippine community of San Roque has kept up its barriers against authorities and corporate developers. Residents have also added alternative housing plans to their defensive strategy, but will they hold?
Environmental advocacy group Mother Nature Cambodia is known for their confrontational videos, with activists exposing crimes against nature. But with three members jailed, and others facing harassment, the group has decided to conceal their identities.
With land and adequate housing out of reach for many working poor in Indonesia’s Surabaya, some have made their home for decades in abandoned colonial-era warehouses. The squatters say it’s not ideal, but it’s what they can afford, and it’s home.